Global Intellectual Property Center

Argentina

Argentina

Primary Sources

  • Buenos Aires Convention on Literary and Artistic Copyright (April 19, 1950)
  • Civil and Commercial Code of the Argentine Republic (2015)
  • Civil and Commercial Procedure Code (consolidated version of 1981, as last amended by Law No. 25.561 of January 6, 2002 on Public Emergency and Currency Exchange Reform) (2002)
  • Decree 556/2009 of May 15, 2009, regulating Law No. 25.380 and its amendment, Law No. 25.966 which established the Legal Regime for Geographical Indications and Appellations of Origin of Agricultural and Food Products in Argentina (2009)
  • Decree 57/2004 of 14 January 2004; Approval of the Regulation of Law No. 25.163 on wines and spirits of wine origin (2004)
  • Decree No. 1.670/74 of December 2, 1974, on phonographic reproductions; Argentina Association of Interpreters (1974)
  • Decree No. 1.671/74 – Control of the Collection and Distribution of Sums Obtained for the Performance or Public Use of Discs and Phonograms (1974)
  • Decree No. 1141/2001 of 22 July 2001, Decree Amending the Regulatory Decree No. 558/81 of the Trade Marks Act (2001)
  • Decree No. 124 of February 19, 2009, conferring to the Argentine Film Directors Association (DAC) the Authority to Represent the Argentine and Foreign Author-Directors of Films and Audiovisual Works and their Rightful Owners, with regards to the Collection and Administration of Authors’ Royalties pursuant to Law No. 11.723 (2009)
  • Decree No. 1384/2008 of August 27, 2008, approving the Regulation of Law No. 26.355 on Collective Marks (2008)
  • Decree No. 16.697 of December 15, 1959, on Affidavit of Published Works; National Register of Intellectual Property (1960)
  • Decree No. 1914 of December 21, 2006, conferring to the Argentine Management Society of Actors and Performers (SAGAI) the Authority to Represent the Argentina and Foreign Actors and Dancers, and their Rightful Owners, for the Purpose of Collecting and Managing Royalties pursuant to Article 56 of Law No. 11.723, for the Exploitation, Use, Broadcasting or Communication to the Public by any means of their Performances fixed in Sound or Audio Visual Recordings (2006)
  • Decree No. 5.146 of September 12, 1969, establishing Regulations under Law No. 17.648 of February 22, 1968 on the Argentine Society of Authors and Composers of Music (SADAIC) (as last amended by Decree No. 645 of May 27, 2009 on the Supervision of SADAIC) (2009)
  • Decree No. 645/2009 of May 27, 2009, on the Supervision of the Argentine Society of Authors and Composers of Music (SADAIC), Amending Decree No. 5.146 of September 12, 1969, Establishing Regulations under Law Nº 17.648 of February 22, 1968 on the SADAIC (2009)
  • Decree No. 8.478 of September 30, 1965, on the Mandatory Authorization by Authors or their Representatives for the Performance or Utilization of their Works in Public (1965)
  • Decree No. 878/2006 of July 12, 2006, replacing Annex III of Decree No. 260/96 on the Schedule of Fees for Additional Services Provided by the the National Institute of Industrial Property (2006)
  • Decree-Law No. 1.224 of February 3, 1958, creating the National Arts Fund (1958)
  • Decree-Law No. 6422/57, on the Indication of Editors and Directors Responsible for Periodicals (1957)
  • INPI Decision No. 014/2010 of July 7, 2010, of the Director of Technology Transfer Department, establishing the Guidelines for Extension of Deadlines for Responses to Administrative Hearings relating to Transfer of Technology (2010)
  • INPI Resolution No. 227 of August 28, 2008, on the Destruction of Documents Relating to Abandoned, Refused and Lapsed Applications for Patents, Utility Models, Trademarks, Industrial Designs, and Transfer of Technology (2008)
  • INPI Resolution No. P-039 of March 14, 2011, approving the Regulation on the Application of the Registration for the Transfer of Technology (2011)
  • INPI Resolution No. P-123 of May 15, 2009, approving the Application Form for Registration of Collective Trademarks (2009)
  • INPI Resolution No. P-133 of November 21, 2002, implementing the Trademark Registration Procedures referred in Article 1 (a)(d) of the INPI Resolution No. P-062 of September 24, 2001 (2002)
  • INPI Resolution No. P-168 of July 03, 2008, approving the Model of the Certificate for Industrial Property Agents (2008)
  • INPI Resolution No. P-202 of August 26, 2009, implementing the New Computer System ‘MENTES’ (2009)
  • INPI Resolution No. P-213 of August 6, 2008, establishing the Procedure for Removal of the International Priority Documents from Patent Files, and Requiring the Filing of the Translations of International Priority Documents in Digital Media (CD-ROM) (2008)
  • INPI Resolution No. P-234 of September 10, 2008, approving the Application Form for Registration and Renewals of Industrial Designs (2008)
  • INPI Resolution No. P-243 of December 20, 2003, approving Guidelines for Patent Examination of the National Patent Administration at the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) (2003)
  • INPI Resolution No. P-260 of October 10, 2012, on the Destruction of Documents relating to Withdrawn, Abandoned, Refused, Invalid or Lapsed Applications for Patents, Utility Models, Trademarks, and Industrial Designs (2012)
  • INPI Resolution No. P-263/03 of December 16, 2003, containing Instructions on the Application of Article 4 of the Law No. 24.481 and Annex of the Resolution No. P-243/03 (2003)
  • INPI Resolution No. P-266 of October 23, 2012, implementing the Electronic Filing Management System called “Internet Filing Portal” of the National Institute of Intellectual Property (INPI) (2012)
  • INPI Resolution No. P-266 of October 30, 2007, implementing the 8th Edition of the International Classification for Industrial Designs (Locarno Classification) (2007)
  • INPI Resolution No. P-283/2015 modifying the Patent Guidelines
  • INPI Resolution No. P-297 of November 28, 2012, approving the 2013 version of the 10th Edition of the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks (Nice Classification) (2012)
  • INPI Resolution No. P-318 of December 7, 2012, amending Guidelines for Patent Examination of the National Administration of Patents Approved by Resolution No. P-243 of December 10, 2003 (2012)
  • INPI Resolution No. P-328/2005 of October 12, 2005, establishing New Regulation for Technology Transfer Agreements, Technical Assistance and Licensing of Intellectual Property Rights (2005)
  • INPI Resolution No. P-365 of December 28, 2012, fixing the Effective Dates of the Fee Changes specified in Resolution No. 482/2012 (2012)
  • INPI Resolution No. P-387/2004; Application Form for Registration of Technology Transfer (2004)
  • INPI Resolution P-264 of December 16, 2003, allowing the Exchangeability of the Chronological Order of Substantive Examination of Patent Applications (2003)
  • INPI Resolution P-265/2003 of December 16, 2003, requiring a Summary Description of the Invention for Publication (2003)
  • Inter-American Convention on the Rights of the Author in Literary, Scientific and Artistic Works (September 24, 1953)
  • Joint Resolution No. 118/20012, 546/2012 and 107/2012 of May 2, 2012, of the Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Health and the National Industrial Property Institute (INPI), approving the Guidelines for the Examination of Patent Applications of Pharmaceutical and Chemical Inventions (2012)
  • Law 22.802, Fair Trade, last updated by Law 26.422/2008 (2008)
  • Law 26.230 on the Approval of the Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Registration of Marks. (2007)
  • Law No. 11.723 of September 28, 1933, on Legal Intellectual Property Regime (Copyright Law, as last amended by Law No. 26.570 of November 25, 2009) (2009)
  • Law No. 17.011 of November 10, 1966, approving the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property (1966)
  • Law No. 17.251 of April 25, 1967, approving Accession to the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works (1967)
  • Law No. 17.648 of February 22, 1968, on the Argentine Society of Authors and Composers of Music (SADAIC) (1968)
  • Law No. 19.549 of April 3, 1972, on Administrative Procedure (as last amended by Decree No. 1.023/2001 of August 13, 2001, Governing Contracts with the National Administration) (2001)
  • Law No. 19.963 of November 23, 1972, approving Accession to the Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of their Phonograms (1972)
  • Law No. 20.115 of January 23, 1973, on the General Society of Authors of Argentina for Mutual Protection (ARGENTORES) (1973)
  • Law No. 22.195 of March 17, 1980, approving the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization, the Act of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property and the Act of the Bern Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works (1980)
  • Law No. 24.425 of December 7, 1994, approving the Final Act Embodying the Results of the Uruguay Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations: Ministerial Decisions Declarations and Understandings, and the Marrakesh Agreement (1994)
  • Law No. 24.572 of September 28, 1995, amending Law No. 24.481 of March 30, 1995, on Patents and Utility Models (1995)
  • Law No. 24.766 on Confidential Information (1996)
  • Law No. 24.870 of August 20, 1997, amending Articles 5 and 84 of Law No. 11.723 of September 28, 1933, on Legal Intellectual Property Regime (Copyright Law) (1997)
  • Law No. 25.006 of July 15, 1998, amending Law No. 11.723 of September 28, 1933 on Legal Intellectual Property Regime (1998)
  • Law No. 25.036 of October 14, 1998, amending Articles 1, 4, 9 and 57 and Adding 55 bis to Law No. 11.723, relating to Software and Databases (1998)
  • Law No. 25.140 of August 4, 1999, approving the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works (Berne Convention), the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty (WPPT), and the WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT) (1999)
  • Law No. 25.156 of August 25, 1999, on Protection of Competition (as last amended by Decree No. 396/2001 of April 1, 2001) (1999)
  • Law No. 25.446 of June 27, 2001, on Promotion of Books and Reading (2001)
  • Law No. 25.847 of December 3, 2003, replacing Article No. 20 of the Law No. 11.723 of September 28, 1933 on Legal Intellectual Property Regime (2003)
  • Law No. 25.859 of December 4, 2003, amending Law No. 24.481 on Patents and Utility Models (2003)
  • Law No. 26.285 of August 15, 2007, on the Exemption from the Payment of Copyrights of the Reproduction and Distribution of Scientific or Literary Works in Special Systems for the Blind and other People with Perceptual Disabilities (2007)
  • Law No. 26.355 of February 28, 2008, on Collective Trademark (2008)
  • Law No. 26.402 of August 20, 2008, approving the Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classification for Industrial Designs (2008)
  • Law No. 26.570 of November 25, 2009, amending Law No. 11.723 of September 28, 1993 on Legal Intellectual Property Regime (2009)
  • Law No. 3337 of October 3, 1996, on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biological Diversity and its Components (1996)
  • Law on Industrial Designs (Decree-Law No. 6673 of August 9, 1963) (1963)
  • Law on Patents and Utility Models (Consolidated Text of Law No. 24.481 of March 30, 1995, approved by Decree No. 260/1996, as amended by Law No. 24.572/1995 and Law No. 25.859/2003) (2004)
  • Law on the Transfer of Technology (Law No. 22.426 of March 12, 1981, as last amended by the Decree No. 1853 of September 2, 1993, Approving the Consolidated Text of Law No. 21.382 on Foreign Investments, and Law No. 24.481 of March 30, 1995 on Patents and Utility Models) (1995)
  • Law on Trademarks and Designations (Law No. 22.362 of December 26, 1980) (1981)
  • Regulatory Decree No. 558/81 of the Trademark Law, as amended by Decree 1141/2003 (2003)
  • Resolution No. 1/2011 of the Ministry of Industry of January 6, 2011, modifying the Official Fees Paid to the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) (2011)
  • Resolution No. 22 of January 24, 2006, establishing the National Institute of Seeds (INASE) (2006)
  • Resolution No. 482/2012 of December 26, 2012 of the Ministry of Industry, modifying the Schedule of Fees of the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) (2012)
  • Proyectos de Ley 3445-D-2015, PATENTES DE INVENCION Y MODELOS DE UTILIDAD – LEY 24481 -. MODIFICACION DE LOS ARTICULOS 70, 71, 73 Y 98 SOBRE CONFIDENCIALIDAD EN LA TRAMITACION DE
    SOLICITUDES Y RESOLUCIONES; INCORPORACION DEL ARTICULO 98 BIS, SOBRE PATENTE DE PRODUCTOS DE APLICACION EN MEDICINA HUMANA
  • Disposicion AFIP 79/16 Ref. Estructura organizativa de la Dirección General de Aduanas – Adecuación. 31/03/2016 (BO 01/04/2016)
  • Ley de Aceso de Informacion, published in Senate and Congress 5/18/2016

Secondary Sources

  • AIPPI (2015), “The impact of public health issues on exclusive patent rights: A202: Argentina”, 2015
  • Poli, I. & McCallum, E. (2016), “Requirements for protection of designs”, AIPPI, 4/18/2016
  • AIPPI (2015), “Damages for infringement, counterfeiting and piracy of trademarks: Q203: Argentina”, 2015
  • AIPPI (2015), “Acquiescence (tolerance) to infringement of Intellectual Property Rights: Q192: Argentina”, 2015
  • La Nacion (2015), “Seizure of thousands of fake luxury wallets and eyeglasses in Once” (translated, 3/22/2015
  • Argentine Chamber of Commerce (2016), “Report of Illegal Street Sales in Argentina, Q4 2015”
  • Mundiario (2016), “Argentina continues to have serious problems with the illegal sale of medicines” (translated, 8/24/2016
  • Mazer, P. (2016), “Argentine Pharma Labs Are Challenging A Government Decision Involving Benefits For Holders Of Foreign Patents”, Mondaq, 9/29/2016
  • Corruption Argentina (2016), “Corruption and destruction in Argentina: Feria La Salada” (translated), 1/6/2016
  • El Tribuno (2016), “Illegal sales of medicines grow” (translated), 9/5/2016
  • La Cronista (2016), “INPI denies patents to Monsanto but the company appeals the measure” (translated0, 7/29/2016
  • Fundacion Grupo Efecto Positivo (2016), “Patent opposition for Sofosbuvir requested in Argentina”, 5/20/2015
  • Fundacion Grupo Efecto Positivo (2016), “Sustainability: Argentina buys a generic version of an important HIV drug” (translated), 9/2/2015
  • Giarrizzo, V. (2016), “The strange paradox of fake brands” (translated), La Nacion, 7/17/2016
  • South American Patent Observatory (2016), “Argentina: Macri government buys Solvaldi (Gilead) for Hepatitis C through direct contract at a high price” (translated), 1/6/2016
  • Practical Law (2012), “Patents, trade marks, copyright and designs in Argentina: overview”
  • D’Agostini, S. (2016), “Police Crack Down on ‘Manteros’ on Avellaneda Avenue in Flores”, The Bubble, 4/11/2016
  • Patent Opposition Database, “”Argentinian Community of People Living with HIV
    file pre-grant opposition against Gilead and BMS’s
    “ATRIPLA” patent””, 12/4/2013
  • Clarin (2016), “An 500-man police operation stops copying on Avendia Avellaneda” (translated), 4/11/2016
  • Paclacio & Asociados (2015), “A new resolution limits still more the patentability environment in Argentina” (translated), 2015
  • Arsenal Terapeutico (2015), “Argentina: Congressmen want to modify the patent law against drug monopolies”, 7/8/2015
  • Prensario Internacional (2016), “Piracy: ‘Digitalization is part of the solution'” (translated), 8/10/2106
  • La Nacion (2015), “Due to La Salada and the ‘salditas’, the US keeps Argentina on the piracy ‘black list’ ” (translated), 5/6/2015
  • The Economist (2014), “Stall stories: Inside South America’s largest informal market”, 1/25/2014
  • Dialogo (2011), “Argentina: Black market targeted by authorities” ,7/20/2011
  • Argentine Chamber of Commerce (2016), “Report of Illegal Street Sales and Piracy in Buenos Aires” (translated), July 2016
  • Argentine Chamber of Commerce (2016), “Special report on multipoint markets in Buenos Aires” (translated), May 2016
  • Lexology (2014), “Why industrial design protection in Argentina?”, 4/28/2014
  • Confederacion Argentina de la Mediana Empresa (2016), “Map of illegal markets in Argentina: There are 656 markets in the country and 88,791 informal vendors”, 9/25/2016
  • Petersen & Cotter Moine, “Disposicion de Aduanas AFIP No.79/16”, 6/3/2016
  • Marval, O’Farrell, Mairal (2016), “Argentina: Mediation will no longer suspend the one-year term to settle trademark oppositions”, 2/25/2016
  • Clarke, Modet & Co. (2016), “New Mediation Law in Argentina” (translated), 1/12/2016
  • ANDigital (2015), “‘Makers of false marks’ fall: More than 30,000 shops seized” (translated), 6/30/2015
  • Diario de Mendoza (2015), “Consequences of buying ‘false’ marks according to CAME” (translated) 5/19/2015
  • Los Andes (2015), “More than 1,000 pairs of fake eyeglasses are seized” (translated), 9/9/2015
  • INTA (2016), Report on Plain Packaging in Latin America, September 2016
  • Mercosur IPR SME Helpdesk (2015), “Trade secrets in Argentina”, 2015
  • PMFarma Argentina (2016), “A cancer immunotheraphy patent developed in Argentina is licensed” (translated), 2/22/2016
  • Mint Press News (2016), “Monsanto set to fight Argentina over ‘royalties’ owed by farmers”, 5/4/2016
  • Bloomberg (2016), “Monsanto-Argentina Seed Pact Said to Become Effective Next Week”, 6/14/2016
  • Sol Porro, M. (2016), “Argentina: Congress Passed The New Regulation Of Access To Public Information”, 10/7/2016
  • Lexology (2015), “IP rights under new Civil and Commercial Code”, 8/31/2015
  • Energia 16, “Judge order YPF to disclose full contract with Chevron”, 10/17/2016